• Advice

Three moves to get your tax refund faster in 2023

Tips for the 2023 tax season: Don’t call the IRS on Mondays, triple-check for errors, don't mail a return if you don't have to, and other tax advice.

Skinny jeans will never die, says Levi’s — and these Gen Z fans

While Gen Z has brought back mom jeans, some say hybrid working and athleisure trends mean skinny jeans will never be cancelled.
  • Analysis

The states where you’re most (and least) likely to marry a local

About half of American marriages unite people born in the same state. But in some places, the marriage market is even more insular.

CBD not shown to be safe enough for use in food or supplements, FDA says

Despite hopes of CBD backers, the FDA is not greenlighting the product.

U.S. economy grew 2.1 percent in 2022, but recession fears linger

The latest GDP figures point to a strong but slowing economy that has been tempered by the Federal Reserve’s aggressive efforts to control inflation.

FBI shuts down ransomware gang that targeted schools and hospitals

Attorney General Merrick Garland said the group — called Hive — hacked and demanded ransom from hospitals, school districts, financial firms and other entities.

These are some of the notable companies laying off workers

The tech, mortgage and auto industries are among the hardest hit with layoffs going into 2023. Among the giant companies are Amazon, Meta and Twitter.
  • Perspective

If you owe the IRS and can’t pay, this is what you should and shouldn’t do

The tax deadline is April 18, and millions may owe and can't pay. A former national taxpayer advocate offers advice on tackling the debt.
  • Advice

Work Advice: Boss and I clashed, but it’s okay now. Do we still need mediation?

Mediation can help an employee work out how to navigate and harness friction with a manager to produce good outcomes.

What to know about the FDA’s new guidance for lead in baby food

After pressure from parents and advocates, the agency has laid out new rules for food manufacturers to limit heavy metals in foods.

How to make your home more energy efficient — and get a tax break too

You can make your home more energy-efficient this year with the federal government picking up at least some of the tab on everything from stoves to EVs.

FDA food safety official resigns, cites flaws in agency’s crisis response

Frank Yiannas, the deputy commissioner for the office of food policy and response, resigns after over a year of intense blowback from the infant formula crisis.

White House unveils new tenant protections amid soaring rental costs

Tenant leaders, housing experts and legal organizations have pushed the Biden administration to do more to make rent affordable.

Justin Bieber sells music rights to investment fund Hipgnosis

Hipgnosis said Bieber, one of the youngest artists to cash in on their catalogues amid a boom in music licensing deals, had made a huge impact on global culture.

Dead whales and tough economics bedevil Biden’s massive wind energy push

Dead whales on the beach are the latest unwelcome head wind in the race to build enormous wind turbines in the Atlantic to meet White House climate goals.
  • Advice

Birthday checklist: Get your most pressing money questions answered

Michelle Singletary invites readers to submit their most pressing financial questions for her money milestones project.
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